Multimedia Summer Camp for Journalists, Latvia

Deadline: 17 June, 2013
Open to:  18 – 29 years old journalists or/and activists coming from member states of the EU countries, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, Albania, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia and Croatia
Venue: Sigulda, Latvia, 12 – 25 August 2013

About the Multimedia Summer Camp

The summer camp European Youth in the 21st Century: Debating and Producing Media will take place in Sigulda, Latvia, between 12th and 25th August, 2013.  The summer camp offers a unique insight into digital journalism and activism through a series of workshops taught by local and European experts and media production phase covering important social and economic issues currently relevant for European countries. Through a mix of formal tuition, discussions, debates and media production you’ll get practical advice on digital best practice, learn new skills and gain the confidence to pursue your own social change projects. We educate aspiring and young professionals seeking to retain the fundamentals of quality, credibility, and transparency that define journalism whilst pushing boundaries and transforming its craft and practice.

The two week course will cover:
  • multimedia journalism,
  • media and digital literacy,
  • debate and critical thinking,
  • using social media for campaigning and activism,
  • video, audio, photo and print techniques,
  • visual storytelling and using data
  • internet security and privacy.

Eligibility

You can apply if you are 18 – 29 years old journalist or/and activist and:
  • You want to learn and understand more on digital journalism techniques;
  • You want to gain deeper understanding and cover issues European countries are currently facing;
  • You are a great team-player, genuinely respectful to other people’s views, opinions and preferences;
  • You want to learn and share your ideas freely;
  • You can easily communicate and express yourself in English;

Please also note that eligible countries are those for which is not required a visa to enter Latvia. Therefor, only candidates from European countries in Schengen zone are eligible (EU countries, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, Albania, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia and Croatia).

Costs

Major travel costs and accommodation costs will be covered by the organizers

How to apply?

Contact

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact:
Nika Aleksejeva
Project manager
FEJS Latvija
Gunta Sloga
Project manager
Soros Foundation – Latvia
For further details please visit the official website.

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